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Volkswagen Worker

General utility truck

Volkswagen Worker

Despite the dated looks the Volkswagen Worker is a modern military truck

 
 
Entered service 2012
Configuration 4x2 / 4x4
Cab seating 1 + 2 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (empty) ?
Payload capacity 5 t
Length ?
Width ?
Height ?
Mobility
Engine MWM 6.10 TCA diesel
Engine power 206 hp
Maximum road speed ~ 90 km/h
Range ~ 800 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step ~ 0.5 m
Trench ~ 0.6 m
Fording ~ 1 m

 

   The Volkswagen Worker general utility truck is used by Brazilian Army. It is a militarized version of a popular commercial truck. The militarized version was developed by Volkswagen in collaboration with Brazilian Army. This truck might look dated, however actually it is a modern design. Some sources report, that Brazilian Army ordered over 5 000 of these trucks for delivery in 2012-2015. It seems that this truck is also used by Brazilian police.

   The VW Worker is available with 4x2 and 4x4 configurations. There is also a larger version with 6x4 configuration.

   The 4x4 version normally carry up to 5 t of cargo on any terrain. Although maximum load capacity is greater. This military truck is used to transport troops and various cargo. Cargo area is covered with bows and canvas cover. It can also carry containers, tanks with water or anti-aircraft weapons. This military truck can tow trailers or artillery pieces.

   Cab of this military truck accommodates driver and two passengers. As far as it is known all trucks are fitted with day cabs that do not have sleeper berths. There is also a version of Volkswagen Worker, fitted with a canvas cab cover and collapsible split windscreen.

   These military trucks are powered by MWM 6.10 TCA turbocharged diesel engines, developing 206 hp. The MWM International Motores is a Brazilian subsidiary of Navistar International, producing diesel engines for Latin America. A central tyre inflation system is optional.

   Recently Brazilian armed forces also ordered a number of Volkswagen Constellation 6x6 heavy military trucks. It has a payload capacity of 10 t and can overcome rough terrain.

 

 
Volkswagen Worker

Volkswagen Worker

Volkswagen Worker

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